A Central Exchange Member + Corporate Partner Benefit

As a Central Exchange Member or Corporate Partner, you are able to experience one of many benefits with the CX/Bloch School of Management business partnership with receiving complimentary seats to UMKC’s Bloch Executive Education Seminars.  These 2-day virtual seminars build business acumen and leadership skills in a workshop environment where you can test assumptions and realize outcomes with peers.

Upcoming Executive Education Seminars

Register for your free seat by filling out the form below.
For more information about each seminar, click on the individual titles.

April 7-8, 2022 | 8:30am-Noon
PERFECTING THE PRESENTATION: HOW TO DEVELOP AND DELIVER MESSAGES THAT INSPIRE ACTION

In this interactive and experiential two half-day session, participants will learn how to deliver formal and informal presentations which inspire and influence. Specifically, those in attendance will learn best practices for holding the attention of others while maintaining an appropriate confidence level and presence. Participants will also discover how to open and close presentations in a manner that leads to action, handle objections in real time, and make meaningful connections with those listening to the message.

June 16-17, 2022 | 8:30am-Noon
HARNESSING THE POWER OF INFLUENCE AND PERSUASION

Leaders who move the meter understand the behavior science around influence. They authentically and effectively shape the opinions of peers, stakeholders, clients, and direct reports. Without influence, you cannot be successful in advancing the businesses, organizations, and people you serve. During this interactive two half-day session, you will learn how to more effectively persuade others while exploring multiple dimensions of power and political agility. Discussions and activities will include a focus on the state of your internal and external networks. You will leave the session with practical tools for building your influence across your organization.

July 28-29, 2022 | 8:30am-Noon
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION DURING DIFFICULT TIMES

Difficult conversations happen all around us and we all have our own challenges when it comes to having them. We handle people differently in different contexts, with our own biases and our own unique emotional triggers. The good news is that with practice, perspective, and feedback – we can work on our ability to have these difficult conversations.

August 18-19, 2022 | 8:30am-Noon
LEADING OTHERS THROUGH CHANGE

Leading Others Through Change attendees will explore the concepts of adaptive and technical change and discover why we often default to applying technical solutions to adaptive problems. In a multi-media driven environment, leaders will learn how better influence others by harnessing proven behavior science techniques and models. They will be challenged to think critically about their organization’s power dynamics and better comprehend what truly inspires those around us to take action. Leaders will consider their own “change challenges” as they learn how to connect personal, social, and structural factors to results.

September 8-9, 2022 | 8:30am-Noon
CULTIVATING CULTURE

Challenge: Leaders consistently answer “lack of time” when asked the question “What gets in the way of your leadership effectiveness?” When leading others, the meetings, plethora of decisions, competing priorities, performance reviews (and everything else) chip away at the clock. Falling into this endless routine, passion diminishes and leaders grow tired – ultimately having a negative impact on organizational culture.

Solution: Instead of thinking of culture on an ominous, global level, impact culture by focusing on climates first. Based on these leader-led microclimates, we can make substantial progress. Lively Paradox believes that all leaders have the ability to be great and that individual leaders are the linchpins of culture. Lack of time and energy do not have to get in the way. Weariness and fatigue can be combated by making sure people are working in areas where they can consistently find energy. Poet David Whyte said, “The antidote to exhaustion is not necessarily rest. The antidote to exhaustion is wholeheartedness.”

 

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